Marina Vladova

Internship | Kent State University

About Marina

Marina Vladova has over 25 years of writing, teaching, and publishing experience in publications that include Big Magazine, Surface, Muse, Café Abyss, Interview Magazine, and forthcoming work in Sage Cigarettes Magazine and Neologism Poetry Journal. She was born in Odesa, Ukraine and grew up in Ohio where she taught high school English and film. She finds herself thinking and writing about gooseberries, resettlement, and migratory loss. Marina is grateful to be able to integrate poetry & storytelling into clinical settings through her work as a narrative medicine interventionist. She has facilitated narrative medicine workshops with medical students at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and has also taught a humanities capstone at NEOMED, Reframing Rural Health & Identity: A Narrative Approach, that focused on a more biopsychosocial understanding of health challenges among rural populations. Marina holds an M.Ed and an MPH from KSU where she organized the Storytelling for Public Health conference and currently facilitates narrative medicine workshops at Akron Children’s Hospital and at the Harry Donovan, Jr. Valor Veterans Home in Summit County.